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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely a must to do in San Francisco. The boat trip across to the island is very scenic. The prison is very interesting and a great way to see the fantastic views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed yesterday

Did the tour at night and aside from the sunset and maybe being quieter it didn't seem to be too much different than a daytime tour. You can't go to San Francisco without going to Alcatraz. The audio tour is well organized and is from...More

Thank bluesnowflake217
Reviewed yesterday

Booked this must do excursion way in advance of our trip to San Francisco. Catching the ferry across to Alcatraz was simple enough. Upon arrival a Ranger gives you a talk about the history etc then you can just wander at your own leisure taking...More

Thank pmiller1970
Reviewed yesterday

Alcatraz was very interesting and something I'm so glad we did on our trip. Book in advance as it is very popular and will book up fast. I highly recommend doing the headset tour, which is where you can listen to officers/inmates firsthand tell you...More

Thank nikkipaine
Reviewed yesterday

Toured in record breaking heat, but still enjoyed the audio tour. The actual prison was cool, thank God! Takes half a day so plan for that.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time at Alcatraz and I was very impressed. The guided audio tour is really well done. I can't imagine what it had to have been like to be a prisoner there.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed yesterday

did anybody seen that movie The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage? Filmed at the legandary prison of Alcatraz. Great place to view to see the old prisoncells and offcourse the famous escape from Alcatraz cells

Thank jeffreyt521
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You must pre book your tickets!! We booked in the U.K and printed them off and the system was very easy. You must get there 30 mins before as the queues are long. The audio tour inside is a must. We didn't want it to...More

Thank dbowyer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well organiced, nice boattrip, staff very helpfull. The island is hight, so you have to walk upwards, there are stairs, but also ramps for immobilitys.

Thank Leena O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you looking for some Rock effect that's definitely not what you gonna get I would be honest have been told that this place is better with an audio guide where they talk to you about the history through the people who have experience of...More

Thank vr280580
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September 10, 2017|
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Response from Gill B | Reviewed this property |
As others state , great facilities both on boat and island . enjoy the trip its fab )
August 23, 2017|
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Response from caggy0 | Reviewed this property |
If there are no shows in a party it is possible for stand by to get on but hey why risk it and miss out, always best to book in advance
Nigel G
August 13, 2017|
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Response from stillus2017 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through Expedia I hope it works out for you.